Residential retaining wall design and serviceability

Discussion of designer's responsibilities regarding serviceability design because of the multi-stage engineer-client-consumer relationships.
Residential retaining wall design and serviceability


Discussion of designer's responsibilities regarding serviceability design because of the multi-stage engineer-client-consumer relationships.

The proliferation of concrete sleeper retaining systems for benched hillside residential developments is fascinating and raises many questions regarding the design intent for long-term performance. This presentation covers some basic considerations for geotechnical and structural design based on current codes. Potential long-term serviceability issues lead to some interesting questions for the designer and the certification process regarding reasonable community expectations. This presentation intends to raise awareness of these questions through a group discussion.

What will be central takeaway/learning for delegates? 

  • Review of design intent and process
  • Reminders of geotechnical and structural uncertainties
  • Discussion of designer's responsibilities regarding serviceability design because of the multi-stage engineer-client-consumer relationships

Event program

  • 5.30 PM AEST - Arrival
  • 6.00 PM AEST - Dinner & networking
  • 7.00 PM AEST - Presentations
  • 7.40 PM AEST - Q&A 
  • 8.00 PM AEST - Event concludes

Who should attend?

Anyone with a professional interest in the interactions between routine engineering services and community expectations.

Speaker

John Simmons, CPEng NER RPEQ
Principal, Sherwood Geotechnical and Research Services

John is a sole-practitioner geotechnical and civil engineer practising mainly in slope stability and embankment dam engineering. He has been involved in retaining wall designs and several investigations of failures

Event Date Time
17 / 05 / 2022 05:30 pm–08:00 pm
Registration Closes
16 / 05 / 2022 05:00 pm
Venue
Alexandra Headlands Surf Club (The Lookout Terrace Room)
167 Alexandra Parade
Alexandra Headland
,
Queensland
,
4572
Cost
Event Registration
Member Rate
40.00
36.36
Event Registration
Technical Society Member Rate
70.00
63.64
Event Registration
Student Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Event Registration
Non-Member Rate
70.00
63.64
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1